Q: If I'm a passenger in a car, can I be charged with drunk in public?
A:This does happen fairly often in Fairfax County.
Usually the passenger or girlfriend wants to argue with the officers who are arresting a DWI driver. A good Fairfax County Criminal Defense Lawyer will have much success defending these Drunk in Public charges.
Cops will rarely give a breath test in a Fairfax County Drunk In Public case, and they usually don't waste any time doing sobriety tests either. Unfortunately, the client has already spent a night in jail without a trial and is only facing a fine if he or she is convicted.